Lance Armstrong was direct, matter of fact, and unemotional in his confession about drug use during an interview with Oprah Winfrey. Armstrong, a former cycling champion, said he lied repeatedly for years and verbally and legal attacked his accusers.
Four Olympians lose medals: Four track and field athletes from eastern Europe were ordered to return their medals won in the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens. The retroactive tests bring the number of Athens Olympians to lose medals to 31, including 11 medal winners and three gold medalists.
The cyclist – a breathtaking seven-time winner of the prestigious Tour de France – will be stripped of all his titles, medals, and earnings from races, after deciding to stop fighting allegations of illegal doping.
The controversial conviction of Spanish cyclist Alberto Contador, together with the US decision to drop a Lance Armstrong investigation, highlights the political and legal challenges of cleaning up sport.
The heads of the World Anti-Doping Agency(WADA) and the International Olympic Committee(IOC) say disgraced cyclist Floyd Landis must deliver proof of doping by former Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong.